Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has told Australian miner Lynas Corp to move its waste disposal site away from its rare earth refinery and residences in Gebeng. While the prime minister said this did not mean that the rare earth project and the residue were harmful, his directive to Lynas was intended to reassure the...
AN article appearing on a US-based Internet newspaper claims that Malaysia is destroying its forests three times faster than all Asia combined, for palm oil plantations. According to The Huffington Post, a report commissioned by the Netherlands-based Wetlands International said Malaysia is uprooting an average of 2% of its rainforests in Sarawak every year, its...
Despite persistent protests by residents living in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia’s Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) has granted Lynas Corp a temporary licence to operate its rare earth mining plant here. The AELB said the approval was granted to the Australian miner, despite receiving 1,123 comments on Lynas’ documents during a public feedback period. However, it...
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